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Mayor McAdams loses fight to toss election contest

Monday, May 18, 2015, 2:06 pm News Flash Archive

In an order filed this morning, Judge Henry Lackey rejected Mayor Carolyn McAdams' attempt to throw out the election contest filed by Sheriel Perkins.

The Court's order may be viewed here: Order Denying Motion for Summary Judgment

McAdams' lawyers had first taken the case to federal court, where it languished for 15 months before the federal judge sent it back to state court for trial.

McAdams' lawyers then had filed a motion for summary judgment, arguing that Perkins didn't have enough facts to support her claim that the election should be overturned, and asking the Court to dismiss the case.

A hearing was held April 17th in Leflore County Circuit Court. It may be seen here: Perkins v. McAdams Election Contest Hearing

But today, Judge Lackey rejected McAdams' request, ruling that sufficient claims were raised by Perkins that, if proven at trial, could result in the overturning of the election.

So the election contest between Sheriel Perkins and Carolyn McAdams will go to a full trial, but as of yet no date has been set.

Meanwhile, Greenwood taxpayers are helping foot the bill to defend Mayor McAdams by paying Butler-Snow to fight for her claims in court.

John Pittman Hey
The Taxpayers Channel

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